March 1, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - In its conference opener, the University of Tennessee women's tennis team fell 7-0 to No. 12 ranked Georgia on the road Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Vols (4-5, 0-1 SEC) battled at all spots but Georgia (7-2, 1-0) came away with the sweep.
Georgia jumped out to a 1-0 lead after winning at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles by 8-3 and 8-2 scores respectively.
Eve Repic and Victoria Olivarez fell at No. 1 doubles to the nation's No. 2 team in Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase while Laurence Guevremont and Brittany Lindl's match at No. 2 doubles remained unfinished with the Lady Vols leading by a 5-4 score. Ashlee Boles and Tiffany Tavares teamed up at No. 3 doubles on the day.
Georgia's momentum carried into singles play when Olivarez and Repic each fell 6-3, 6-0 on courts No. 1 and 3 respectively. Olivarez was the first to finish falling to No. 12 Silvia Garcia. Repic faced off against No. 10 ranked Lauren Herring.
Georgia clinched the match when No. 33 Lilly Kimbell defeated Lindl 6-3, 6-3. The Bulldogs added to their lead at No. 6 singles as Ambika Pande, playing in just her second match of the spring season, dropped a 6-3, 6-4 decision.
The Lady Vols are back in action next weekend when they wrap up their five-match road trip in Mississippi. Tennessee will take on Mississippi State at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 7 followed by a 1 p.m. meeting with Ole Miss on Sunday, March 9.
Tennis Match Results
Tennessee vs Georgia
March 1, 2014 at Athens, Ga.
(Dan Magill Tennis Complex)
#12 Georgia 7, #40 Tennessee 0
1. #10 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. #55 Eve Repic (UT) 6-3, 6-0
2. #22 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Laurence Guevremont (UT) 6-1, 6-1
3. #12 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Victoria Olivarez (UT) 6-2, 6-0
4. #33 Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Brittany Lindl (UT) 6-3, 6-3
5. Mia King (UGA) def. Tiffany Tavares (UT) 6-3, 6-4
6. Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Ambika Pande (UT) 6-3, 6-4
1. #2 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Eve Repic/Victoria Olivarez (UT) 8-3
2. Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) vs. Laurence Guevremont/Brittany Lindl (UT) 4-5, unfinished
3. Lilly Kimbell/Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Ashlee Boles/Tiffany Tavares (UT) 8-2
Tennessee 4-5; National ranking #40
Georgia 7-2; National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,1,4,6,5,2)
Official: Clark Weaver T-2:41 A-154